February 2019 Events Calendar from the Ocean Beach Green Center

by on February 5, 2019 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

Dear friends of the Ocean Beach Green Center,

We are still in the process of setting up at our new location at 4862 Voltaire St. Ocean Beach 92107.   We will be opening up soon. Look for updates on our website:  oceanbeachgreencenter.org. Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 : oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com

February Events From  the Ocean Beach Green Center

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.  More info https://www.facebook.com/SDClimateMobilization/   Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com

Future home of the OB Green Center, 4862 Voltaire Street (across Voltaire from former location).

February 5th  Tuesday 1:30 PM – 4 PM Support City Council Repeal of Vehicle Habitation Law!  Hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance San Diego City Council 202 C St. San Diego, CA 92101 Show the San Diego City Council as they consider Repealing the No Vehicle Habitation Law that you SUPPORT doing so! We will have small signs and will help you sign up to show your support. Go to facebook page for more info and history of ordinance.  https://www.facebook.com/events/299414844263587/

February 5th Tuesday 6:30 pm Green New Deal Live Watch Party Modern Times Conference Space 3402 Kurtz Street, Suite 200 San Diego 92028 Join us as we gather and push the fight for clean air + water and good jobs for every single person across the country. We need everyone to take action to show our legislators that we’re serious about climate and they need to be too. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2353536621600178/

February 6th Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Clean Elections Campaign Meeting   First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103,   More info:  John Hartley: 619-299-8870 or visit sdcleanelections.org

February 6th Wednesday 6 pm – 9 pm Bikes, Mobility and the Future of San Diego Hosted by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.  Mike Hess Brewing company, North Park, 3812 Grim Ave. San Diego 92104 Join us for a free, fast-paced event of ideas, entrepreneurs and bikes, capturing the exciting things happening in the bike industry. Speakers:   Council district reps 9 and 3, Director of Programs at Climate Action Campaign and Marketing Manager of Electra Bicycle Company.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1839756259486573/

February 7th  Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Earth Stewardship Alliance 903 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. San Diego 92017 We invite you  to join us for our monthly Earth Stewardship Alliance (ESA) meeting! The ESA is a community action network of individuals and organizations dedicated to stewarding the health of our local and global ecosystem. We provide a collaborative, strategic platform for citizens to take action on local environmental issues. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2725679634110646/

February 7th Thursday  8:45 am  -9:30 am  Call on Rep. Scott Peters to endorse a Green New Deal 4350 Executive Drive Suite 105, San Diego 92121.   Join SanDiego350 and partners to call on Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) to endorse a Green New Deal and commit to a just and equitable transition to a world free from fossil fuels, support green jobs, and reject fossil fuel money.
Please also RSVP at our website, where you can also find events at Representatives Vargas, Davis and Hunter’s offices.
https://sandiego350.org/blog/event/civi_event_735   More info:     https://www.facebook.com/events/2230627370509813/

February 8th Friday  6:30 pm Sierra Club film night Movie: 2 films approximately 70 min combined; The Story of A Forest & A Darker Shade of Green – REDD Alert and the Future of the Forest 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111.  New York based Global Justice Ecology Project, whose main goal is to stop the spread of genetically modified trees in the U.S. and abroad, has sent us these films.  The first one features interviews with scientists and activists who share their insight and expertise on the potential harm of genetically engineered trees on ecosystems, communities, and indigenous people. The second film discusses the dangerous effects of lead on indigenous peoples. More info:  Jean Costa (619) 463-0721   scoffice@sierrasd.org     http://sandiegosierraclub.org/news/activities-calendar/

February 9th Saturday   1 pm – 3 pm   San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128.  We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance.  More info:  http://zerowastesandiego.org/events/

February 9th to March 2nd Warm Weather Seed Starting Workshop Cabrillo Community Garden 4113 Voltaire St. San Diego 92106.   Join the Ocean Beach Branch Library, Ocean Beach Seed Library, and UCCE San Diego Master Gardeners for this 3-part Seed Starting Series at our local Cabrillo Community Garden! Learn how to successfully plant your spring garden with vegetable plants you grew from seed. The Ocean Beach Seed Library, a pilot project of the Ocean Beach Library, will be there distributing free seeds and participating in the “off-site” library program! Program will be taught by Deanna Chandra, UCCE San Diego Master Gardener. This will be a fun day filled with hands-on learning! No cost. Kid-friendly. https://www.facebook.com/events/498272740696069/

February 10th Sunday 6 pm – 8 pm  San Diego Barnstorm: Fight to Win Medicare For All  First Unitarian Universalist Church  4190 Front St. San Diego 92103.    Join us as part of the National Medicare for All Week of Action. Hundreds of events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. We’ll talk about what’s at stake, our plan to win, and what you can do to take action and get involved. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2417537731652616/

February 12th Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm Zero Waste 2019 – Re-Thinking Resources Sixth Annual Symposium   County of San Diego Operations Campus Center Hearing Room 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego 92123.   This year’s symposium will focus on an examination of how we can better manage resources – both virgin and discarded – globally as well as locally. Current practices negatively impact human health, sustainable economics, and the environment. Let’s discuss how we can collectively change this paradigm. More info:  http://zerowastesandiego.org/event/zwsymposium2019/  For speakers list:  http://zerowastesandiego.org/zwsd-symposium-bio-2019/

February 14th Thursday 11 am – 2 pm One Billion RISING-a Movement to Awaken our Hearts: Encinitas hosted by Caroline Grace Lorenzo. Swami’s Beach.   One Billion Rising is a global movement powered by the love of our hearts and the strength of community standing up for what we believe in. One Billion Rising is a global movement on V Day February 14th to end violence against the feminine in all bodies, including the earth. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325391031649306/

For Inspiring videos for past events go to:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5N8rSy4CU          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3WrT8HG4wY

February 14th Thursday 5:30 pm “Sunrise Movement and the New Green Deal” The Story of a Rising Youth Climate Organization and a Bold Solution for the Climate Crisis presented by The North County Climate Change Alliance Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084 Learn about the Sunrise Movement’s story and about their efforts to push climate policy forward with increased urgency.  We’ll discuss the original historical New Deal & the current Green New Deal as envisioned by Sunrise, and we’ll compare and contrast it with other climate policy at the national level.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SunriseMovement.SanDiego/

February 15th Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Seeking Solutions in a Polarized World – A Student led conversation on the issue of gun violence prevention Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. San Diego 92130.   Join the students of Team Enough San Diego, as well as students from cities across the nation, as they host a non-partisan town hall meeting with a panel of community leaders and local youth. This is not a debate, but a respectful forum for asking questions and discussing proposed ways to reduce gun violence in our communities. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/343739643138897

February 17th Sunday 10 am – 12:30 pm Join Sea Shepherd San Diego for a World Love for Dolphins Day protest at Sea World San Diego! We will meet on the corner of Sea World Dr. & S. Shores Rd.  Come be a voice for the whales and dolphins. Speak out against cetacean captivity.  Signs will be available but homemade signs are always welcome.  Contact sandiego@seashepherd.org More info:  https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdSanDiego

February 20th Wednesday  5:30-8:00 PM GreenMeet: State of Green Building, San Diego BNIM, 797 J Street, San Diego.  Join the San Diego Green Building Council leadership to recap the San Diego green building movement’s accomplishments in 2018 and learn what’s in store for 2019 and beyond. During this annual event, we will present the green project data and policy updates as well as SDGBC’s programming and organizational accomplishments. We will also provide updates from our partners in USGBC and International Living Future Institute networks. $30 – $40 More info:  https://usgbc-sd.org/event-3204349

February 24th Sunday 3:00 p.m. Hands-on workshop to build your own SoloBee Bungalow Shelter Event is a hands-on workshop where you make your own SoloBee Bungalow, the shelter that many non-stinging, native bees use to lay their eggs. You will craft a beautiful handmade gift for a friend, child or for yourself, while also learning about these gentle, non-stinging, super-pollinators that make our natural environment thrive while providing us with nuts, fruits and vegetables. No prior carpentry experience needed, everyone is invited. Register here and we will reply with address and ask which type of wood you want to use, salvaged or natural redwood.  More info:  https://www.solobee.com/build-a-bungalow-workshop.html

February 27th  Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Humanitarian Crisis at the Border Hosted by BORDER ANGELS and League of Women Voters of San Diego Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr. San Diego 92101. We’re bringing in the experts to tell us what they’re seeing and how they’re responding to immigrants seeking asylum and entry at our border. Come get the latest updates and learn how you can help. $38  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/379496205948328/

February 27th to March 3rd   Audubon Bird Festival Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivera Way, Mission Bay, San Diego 92109.   We are celebrating the wild birds and habitats of our county, which truly offers some of the best birding in the U.S. The Festival supports the education, conservation and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society, so by joining us, you get to see the birds and help them too. More info:  https://sandiegoaudubon.org/

February 28th Thursday 6 pm  – 8 pm  Solar for Homeowners 3980 Sherman St. Suite #170 San Diego, 92110
Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop outlines the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric and gas bill with clean power and find reliable solar contractors in your area. Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating and share valuable consumer awareness tips that will help you feel confident when evaluating solar technology for your home .  More info:  http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=pv-homeowner&id=2843



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ZZ February 5, 2019 at 11:42 am

Speaking of seeds, I planted some radish seeds a few weeks ago, and every single one has sprouted into a 1-inch wide radish. Not a single bug or sign of disease on the leaves.

It is very rare to get 100% success on seeds like that planted in the ground without special preparation. I had to thin them out, and enjoyed the delicate slightly spicy taste of several raw baby radishes.

If you are interested in very cheap seeds, you can plant mustard, dill, and poppy seeds that are sold in the People’s bulk spices section. All of these plants require rich soil and frequent but light watering for the first couple weeks, and are low maintenance afterward.


ZZ February 5, 2019 at 11:50 am

The SoloBee houses look really cool. I had a million happy and 100% non-aggressive bees when I had rose apple ice plants in my yard. I still have some bees, but I feel bad I got rid of their favorite plant and their numbers dropped.

I did this because ice plants are non-native, and also they depleted the soil and was a lot of work to stop from spreading.

I might have to get an elevated planter and put those ice plants in it, and find a spot they can’t spread. They have them around the Vons midway parking lot, and there are tons of bees there if you look carefully, completely ignoring all the people around them.


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